Living with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is not always easy, but acupuncture and exercise may bring you the relief you need. Recent studies have found that acupuncture and exercise can actually reduce the severity of PCOS symptoms, and lessen the risk of complications associated with the condition. With help from the acupuncture therapy experts at 3T Acupuncture Clinic, you can reduce your PCOS-related discomfort and find relief.
To help you develop a deeper understanding of how acupuncture and exercise work for PCOS, here are three ways these practices can help:
- Helps Regulate Menstrual Patterns: PCOS is often associated with elevated levels of testosterone that can result in irregular periods. With regular exercise and acupuncture treatments, you may be able to reduce testosterone levels and regulate your menstrual patterns.
- Reduces Stress Levels: Women with PCOS tend to have a highly active sympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response typically expressed in distressing situations. By receiving acupuncture treatments and working out regularly, you may be able to decrease this nervous system response and, in turn, reduce stress and anxiety levels.
- Keeps Weight Down: When you have PCOS, you may have trouble keeping your weight within a healthy range which can lead to other health complications over time. But exercise and acupuncture have proven to be helpful in reducing waist size and body weight, making weight one less health issue you'll need to worry about.
To find out more information about PCOS and its symptoms, acupuncture benefits, or pain management, be sure to give 3T Acupuncture Clinic in Puyallup a call at (253) 840-3300, or visit them online.